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Using Javadoc on multiple source

Nicolas Brasseur
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Joined: Nov 09, 2001
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Hi guys,
I am pretty new to ant so maybe is my question a bit stupid :
I am writing an ant script that gets java sources from a versioning system (merant pvcs using the pvcs task) and run the Javadoc tool on those ( using the javadoc task).
The java sources come from multiple pvcs DBs and I don't want to hardcode the urls of the DBs in my ant script so if I have an additional pvcs bd to consult I do not have to modifiy my ant script (but I have to modify somthing else : a property file or something like that)
To summarize : Is there a way to run a target multiple times using different values for each run (values located in an external file) ?
thanks in advance for your help
Nicolas


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Greg Charles
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Joined: Oct 01, 2001
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You can run the same target multiple times with different parameters, using antcall and nested param tags. However, you still have to make each call explicitly. There's no way (that I know of) to have Ant parse up a list of values, and then loop through them running a task on each one.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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